Marisa Haenni

| Research Interest | Curriculum Vitae

Currently working at the "Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des aliments" (AFSSA)

Research Interest

Penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs) in Streptococcus gordonii

My work is situated at the crossroads between fundamental and medical microbiology. I’m working with S. gordonii as a model organism and I’m mainly interested in penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs). PBPs are membrane-associated proteins that catalyze late steps in peptidoglycan synthesis. They are the primary target of penicillin and thus play an important role in penicillin resistance. During my PhD thesis, I will follow different approaches which should help understand the physiological role of the S. gordonii PBPs as well as their modifications during penicillin exposure.

Beside this main subject, I’m also partly implicated in our group of Genometrics. The goal of my collaboration with François Collyn will be to develop tools to validate the in silico predictions generated by Lionel Guy and Claude-Alain Roten.


Curriculum Vitae

Since October 2002
PhD student at the Department of Fundamental Microbiology.
Subject: Penicillin-Binding Proteins (PBPs), their individual functions and their implication in penicillin-resistance
Lausanne University, Switzerland

Diplôme de biologiste (equivalent to a Masters degree) in Molecular Genetics & Signaling (Title: Quorum sensing and competitivity in Pseudomonas aeruginosa)
Specializations in Pharmacology, Fundamental Microbiology, and Molecular Genetics & Signaling.
Lausanne University, Switzerland



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